Dresses are every girl’s no-nonsense closet staple. And what we mean by that is that you simply put it on and go! Without the need to layer or accessorize, a pretty mini, midi, or maxi dress looks good the moment you wear it. With the grueling Manila heat, a one-piece frock is also a clever way to stay cool and comfy while still looking stylish—and who doesn’t want that?
A favorite outfit combination done with a dress is to pair it with sandals—a resort wear formula we all know too well. With the familiarity comes the tendency to under dress when wearing this combo out. Though within the confines of your home, a daster-chic look is definitely appropriate, we suggest you avoid taking your pambahay aesthetic to the grocery and dress it up a notch. But don’t worry! We’re not talking about Heart Evangelista glam here, rather classy pair-ups that are easy to put together but look incredibly chic.
Below, 10 ways you can wear your dress with a pair of sandals that always look fresh!
Tent Dress + Ugly Sandals
A silhouette popularized by designer Cecilie Bhansen, this look has become a favorite of It Girls all over the world for a very good reason
High-Slit Dress + Lace-Up Heeled Sandals
Since you’re showing a lot of leg, dress up your calves a little bit more with a lace-up sandal. Heels not necessary.
Ruffled Mini Dress + T-Strap Sandals
If you’ve got nice legs and a pedicure you want to flaunt, this look is both cool and sexy at the same time.
Shirt Dress + Flat Mules
A no-brainer outfit combo that simply looks even better with your hair in a messy bun and face-framing sunglasses.
Slip Dress + Heeled Mules
Need a look for your next Instagram photo? Here’s a combo we’re sure will get people to stop scrolling.
Baby Doll Dress + Platform Sandals
A look that balances toughness and sweetness to a T.
A-Line Midi Dress + Thong Sandals
The heeled thong sandal is every cool girl’s latest obsession and for a very good reason. Paired with a flowy feminine frock, it’s a trendy summer look that looks good no matter the season.
Dressy Maxi Dress + Slippers
Yes, a flip-flop is considered a sandal, too! The key to pulling off a look like this is to wear a dress that’s a liiiittle too glam for the day, which you’ll dress down with your favorite slippers.
Puff-Sleeved Dress + Block Heels
Keep all eyes on your dramatic puff-sleeved number and keep your sandals simple with a pair of blocked heels.
Mini Dress + Ankle Strap Sandals
An outfit combo that’ll look great on petite girls, a pair of ankle strap sandals is the perfect pair that doesn’t cut off your legs awkwardly while keeping the look classy at the same time.